Text on back of album cover:
Emotions and ideas ran deep and hard during the great struggle for Newfoundland's
Confederation with Canada. The first and perhaps most important part of this struggle
took place during the National Convention (1946-1948).
This album presents excerpts of some of the most impassioned speeches both for and
against Confederation which were heard during the convention. As the voices of the
past come alive on this recording the listener will be able to conjure up something
of the great vision with which earlier Fathers of Confederation must have been imbued
and of the opposition they encountered.
That Newfoundland's struggle for Confederation with Canada, propelled relentlessly by
Joseph R. SmaIlwood, took place late enough in History to be tape recorded and
reproduced in part here should render this album a collector's item_not to be stored
in a dusty cupboard, but to be played again and again by present and future generations.
Former Chief Clerk, Editor of Hansard
and Chief Legislative Librarian of the
Newfoundland House of Assembly.
Maher and Hurley Associates
St. John's, Newfoundland